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#1 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2017 - 08:55 PM

Brush Hogs are perhaps the most abused implement you can mount behind a tractor. About five years ago a friend of mine asked my opinion on a tractor to plow his deer food plots and to brush hog trails at his "camp" I suggested a utility tractor 40-50 hp range , independent PTO , PS if available and diesel powered.
He bought a 40 hp 4wd Kubota with a FEL , a two bottom plow and a six foot " King Kutter " brush hog, all new. Last week he asks me if I could help him out with his tractor and brush hog they needed "some maintenance "

My guess was the tractor oil probably never has been changed (200 hrs) , he doesn't own a grease gun apparently , air filter packed full etc.... " brush hog vibrates bad" he said... Got to looking , saw why , an all dayer getting it apart, cut the Gearbox bracket off after seeing all the cracks... Tapered splined shaft on the gearbox to the blade hub ... SOB... " just some welding right " ? Asks he ...
Grade 8 bolt in the PTO knuckle for the shear pin....
" what's grade 8 "asks he ...

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Posted July 27, 2017 - 09:02 PM

Good thing he has you for a friend buddy. He may want too look after his machine a little better.


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 10:30 PM

So he has about $20,000 in his deer hunts for the last 5 years.

[current value of abused equipment subtracted from purchase price]

Seems about right.  :(


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Wow.
Talk about abusive owners...
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Posted July 27, 2017 - 11:09 PM

I'd say that's about normal for a brush hog. Seems like most people hook them up behind a tractor and don't stop until they fly apart. It's a shame because if they are taken care of they can do a lot of work. 


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Posted July 28, 2017 - 12:52 AM

Heh, looks like the grade 8 bolt held up!
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Posted July 28, 2017 - 02:17 AM

I have a friend like that. Doesn't take care of things and expects me to "just fix it", When I say I don't have time he happily pays $100 per hour to his local crooks. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 28, 2017 - 04:40 PM

What about the handle bar of the bolens? lol 






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